Retirement perks for barangay execs pushed
A woman lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to grant retirement benefits to all barangay officials who have rendered at least three terms of continuous service in good standing.
Pasay City Rep. Emi Calixto-Rubiano said that currently, these barangay officials have no retirement benefits unlike the rest of other elected local government officials.
“Our barangay officials are the frontlines of public service in our community. Their duties and responsibilities to the people and to the community as a whole are indispensable for a clean, peaceful, productive, and orderly delivery of services and dispensation of justice. Being dedicated community organizers and respectable public servants, it is of paramount consideration that these barangay officials be accorded retirement benefits enjoyed by other government officials and employees in the national government as well as in the local government units,” she said.
Calixto-Rubiano filed House Bill 8316 or the proposed Barangay Officials’ Retirement Benefits Act to grant retirement benefits to all barangay officials who have served for at least three terms of continuous service of good standing in the community.